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Current Residents

 

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident

                Ally Stilwell, PharmD    

                

Dr. Stilwell is a graduate of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2017. Her professional interests include infectious diseases and critical care. Dr. Stilwell will complete her quality project on the drug-drug interaction between apixaban and chronic azole antifungal therapy, and her research project on the use of cephalexin for UTI on ED discharge. Upon completion of her PGY-1 pharmacy residency, Dr. Stilwell will continue at UVA as the PGY2 Infectious Disease Resident.  Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Stilwell enjoys being active and loves to watch UNC football/basketball games.

 

 

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident

 Andrew Brown, PharmD

Dr. Brown is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where he earned his PharmD degree in 2017. Prior to pharmacy school, he graduated from the College of William & Mary with a BS in Neuroscience. His professional interests include emergency medicine, neurocritical care, and solid organ transplant. Dr. Brown will complete his quality project on the characterization and cost implications of inappropriate immunosuppression levels in solid organ transplant patients. His   longitudinal research project will look at the effect of a risk-stratification tool to target pharmacy interventions on the rate of recurrent visits from patients discharged from the Emergency Department. After completion of his PGY-1 residency, Dr. Brown will continue at UVA as the PGY2 Solid Organ transplant Resident. Outside of pharmacy, he enjoys watching Liverpool FC, photography, weightlifting, and craft beer.

 

 
 

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident

Tabitha Bice, PharmD 

Dr. Bice is a graduate of the Auburn University Harrison School of  Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2017. Her professional  interests include pediatrics and critical care. Dr. Bice will complete her quality project on the evaluation of a new insulin infusion guideline in labor and delivery. Her research project will be a continuation of her quality project by evaluating whether the new insulin guidelines are better at reducing blood glucose faster and maintaining blood glucose in range than previous guidelines and also comparing neonatal outcomes in women who received insulin and those that did not. Upon completion of her PGY-1 pharmacy residency, Dr. Bice plans to pursue a PGY-2 in either pediatrics or critical care. In her free time, Dr. Bice enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors as much as possible, and exploring Charlottesville! 

 

 

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident

                                                                    Michelle Plum, PharmD

                                                                      

Dr. Plum is a 2017 graduate of MCPHS University (formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) in Boston, Massachusetts. Her professional interests include critical care and emergency medicine. Dr. Plum will complete her quality project on the management of the drug-drug interaction between valproic acid and carbapenems. Her research project will evaluate the interference of apixaban or rivaroxaban on anti-Xa Levels based on renal function in patients transitioning to heparin. Upon completion of her PGY1, Dr. Plum will continue at UVA as the PGY2 Critical Care Resident. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Plum loves being outside, cooking, exploring Virginia, going to the movies, and trying new restaurants.

 

 

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident

Julianne Fallon, PharmD

Dr. Fallon is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2017. Prior to pharmacy school, she attended the University of Oklahoma where she received a B.S. in Microbiology. Dr. Fallon's quality project will evaluate the tolerability and efficacy of amiodarone for prevention of post-operative atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery utilizing a revised amiodarone protocol. Her research project will assess magnesium repletion in patients with acute decompensated heart failure. Dr. Fallon will continue at UVA as the PGY2 Cardiology Resident following completion of her PGY-1 residency year. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and her cat, Copernicus, as well as exploring Charlottesville and the surrounding areas. 

 

 

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident

 Meredith Mort, PharmD

                                                         

Dr. Mort is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, where she received her PharmD degree in 2017. Her professional interests include primarily hematology and oncology. Dr. Mort will complete a quality improvement project evaluating risk factors for inpatient falls for adult patients with hematologic malignancies. Her longitudinal research project will evaluate the risk of heart failure and reduced LVEF in AML patients treated with anthracyclines. Upon completion of her PGY-1 pharmacy residency, Dr. Mort will continue at UVA as the PGY-2 Oncology Resident. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, cuddling with her cat Onyx, and exploring local breweries and wineries.  

  

 

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident

 Kristi Higgins, PharmD

                 Klh5yx@virginia.edu
 
Dr. Higgins is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2017. Her professional interests include pediatrics, academia, and ambulatory care. Dr. Higgins will complete her quality project on IVIG infusion reactions in the pediatric population. Her research project will evaluate the ambulatory care clinical pharmacist's role in managing refugee care. After PGY1, Dr. Higgins will continue at UVA as the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Higgins enjoys spending time with her spunky dog Maggie, visiting family and friends, and exploring local wineries and restaurants around Charlottesville.

 
 

   PGY1-Community Pharmacy Resident

Audrey Pham, PharmD

                                                    

Dr. Pham is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2017. Prior to pharmacy school, she attended The University of Texas at Austin where she earned her bachelor's degree in Biology. Her professional interests include ambulatory care and geriatrics. Dr. Pham will complete her quality project on evaluating commonly prescribed discharge medications within the UVHE Emergency Department and developing a preference list and orders to drive appropriate prescribing. Her hobbies include tennis, hiking, camping, exploring new restaurants, spending time with her dog, and traveling. 


 

PGY1-Pharmacy/PGY2-Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident

 Robert D’Eramo, PharmD

Dr. D’Eramo is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where he received his PharmD degree in 2017.  Prior to VCU, he obtained his B.S. in Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech.  He is currently a PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident. Robert will complete a quality improvement project involving an “Evaluation on how drug availability and lapse in insurance coverage contributes to multiple sclerosis relapse or disease progression”. His longitudinal research project involves evaluation of the concurrent use of Epclusa and proton pump inhibitors and their effect on SVR rates in Hepatitis C patients. Upon completion of his PGY-1 pharmacy residency, he will continue as a PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident at UVA.  Outside of work he enjoys time with his friends and family, traveling, boating, heading to the beach, and exploring Charlottesville.  

 

 

PGY1-Pharmacy/PGY2-Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident

Chelsea Zavilla, PharmD

Dr. Zavilla is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, where she received her PharmD degree in 2016. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at UVA Health System in 2017. She is currently the PGY2-Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident and is earning her M.S. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Chelsea will complete a quality improvement project on drug concentration standardization for medication infusion pump libraries. Her longitudinal research project will focus on developing methods to monitor health system compliance to formulary medication restrictions. Upon completion of her residency, she plans to pursue a career in pharmacy management in an academic hospital. Outside of work she enjoys cheering on her Pittsburgh sports teams, running and exploring the Charlottesville vineyards, historical sites and shopping areas.  

 

PGY2-Cardiology Resident

Emily Burns, PharmD

 Dr. Burns is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2016. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at UVA in 2017. During her PGY2 year, Dr. Burns will complete her research project comparing metolazone and chlorothiazide in heart failure patients refractory to loop diuretics. Her quality project will assess baseline monitoring for patients started on amiodarone while admitted to the hospital. After residency, she looks forward to a career as a cardiology pharmacist. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys spending time with her dogs and riding horses. 

 

PGY2-Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Resident

Jillian Dann, PharmD

Dr. Dann is a graduate of the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, where she earned her PharmD  degree in 2016. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at UVA in 2017. During her PGY-2 year, Dr. Dann will complete her quality project on assessing induction immunosuppression regimens used during simultaneous liver/kidney transplants at UVA. Her research project will evaluate the three year outcomes of the kidney transplant program’s immunosuppression protocol which tailors immunosuppression regimens based on a risk stratification scheme. Upon completion of her PGY-2, Dr. Dann looks forward to a career as a transplant pharmacist. In her free time, Dr. Dann enjoys exploring Virginia, walking her dog, going to concerts and playing tennis. 

 

PGY2-Critical Care Resident

Sarah DeMott, PharmD

Dr. DeMott is a graduate of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy at the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, South Carolina, where she received her PharmD in 2016. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at UVA in 2017. Dr. DeMott will complete a quality improvement project evaluating N-acetylcysteine use and cost for acetaminophen overdose, and a research project evaluating the duration of empiric antibiotic therapy in the Medical Intensive Care Unit when pharmacists participate on multidisciplinary rounds. After residency, Dr. DeMott is planning to pursue a career as a critical care pharmacist. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, snuggling with her cat Colonel, watching Netflix, and exploring local vineyards, breweries, and restaurants with her co-residents.

 

PGY2-Infectious Diseases Resident

Sean McCullough, PharmD

Dr. McCullough is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where he earned his PharmD degree in 2016. He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at UVA in 2017. Prior to pharmacy school, he attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he  received a BA in Chemistry. His professional interests include infectious diseases, oncology, and academia. Dr. McCullough will complete his quality project  on the clinical impact of Accelerate Pheno™ System implementation on antibiotic selection. His longitudinal research project will look at the susceptibility patterns of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas isolates to fosfomycin. After completion of his PGY-2 residency, Dr. McCullough plans to pursue employment as a clinical infectious diseases pharmacist. Outside of work he enjoys sports, food, beer, and wilderness. 

 

 PGY2-Oncology Resident

Kyle Grose, PharmD

Dr. Grose is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, where he earned his PharmD degree in 2016.  He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at UVA in 2017. His professional interests include stem cell transplant and malignant hematology, pharmacogenomics, and academia.  Dr. Grose’s quality project will evaluate the intrathecal chemotherapy process at UVA.  His longitudinal research project will assess the relationship of thrombotic events and repletion of antithrombin III in patients that have received pegasparagase chemotherapy.  After residency, Dr. Grose plans to pursue a career as an oncology pharmacist. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his fiancée, Carlie, and watching the Kansas Jayhawks and the Kansas City Royals.  

 

PGY2-Pediatric Pharmacy Resident

Katherine Lemming, PharmD

 

Dr. Lemming is a graduate of the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, where she received her PharmD in 2016. Prior to pharmacy school, she attended the University of South Carolina and the George Washington University where she received a BS in Biological Sciences and BS in Health Sciences with a focus in Pharmacogenomics. Her professional interests include pediatrics and academia. Dr. Lemming will complete a quality improvement project evaluating the use of oral clonidine for dexmedetomidine withdrawal in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Her longitudinal research project will analyze the use of intravenous calcium chloride infusions in pediatric patients post-cardiac surgery. Upon completion of her PGY-2 pharmacy residency, Dr. Lemming would like to pursue a career in Pediatric Critical Care. In her free time, she enjoys visiting family and friends, going to the park with her dog, and exploring Charlottesville.

 

PGY2-Pharmacy Informatics Resident

Charles L Golding, PharmD

Dr. Golding is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City, where he earned his PharmD degree in 2016. He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Prior to pharmacy school, he attended The University of Texas at Dallas where he received a BS in Chemistry. His professional interests include pharmacy informatics, operations and pediatric pharmacy. Dr. Golding will complete a quality project evaluating safety events related to automatic dose rounding within the EHR. Upon completion of his PGY2 residency, Dr. Golding plans to pursue a job as an informatics pharmacist. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Golding enjoys cooking, playing guitar and all things music.